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A long-standing member and friend of CSLA, Mildred J. Brubaker, died of a heart at-
tack on April 10, 1990 in Roanoke, VA. We offer sincere sympathy to family and friends
in their loss. Because of Millie's interest in CSLA, our organization was listed as one of
the recipients for memorial monies. These monies have formed an endowment fund,
open to all who care to endow a lasting memorial to their loved ones through our organ-
Six promotional kits containing "how-to" CSLA publications for placement in public
libraries by chapters and individuals were sold at the conference. These kits are provid-
ing needed help for congregational librarians who seek help at their local public
libraries, for lack of knowledge of other sources of help. Public librarians have written
their thanks to us for this valuable service to their clients. Should you or your chapter
wish to provide this service to a public library in your neighborhood, they are available
by sending your check for $25.00 to CSLA, P.O. Box 19357, Portland, OR 97219.
In the office is a large, loose-leaf notebook containing material shared by CSLA mem-
bers across the country. It was the result of a survey reported on in an ALA display, and
members were invited to send samples of their promotional materials, brochures and re-
ports, etc. for displaying purposes. It is available for individuals and chapters to borrow,
if desired, just by paying the postage.
NEWS OF THE CHAPTERS AND AFFILIATES
The AUSTIN AREA CHAPTER held a summer meeting on June 3, 1990 at the
Church of Christ in Hyde Park. The program concerned "Other Faces of Grief' and was
led by Jean Ott, a clinical social worker on abuse, aging, and other grieving relation-
ships, and the problems encountered in these areas. New 1990-91 officers were also
elected at the meeting: president, Fern Delahoussaye; vice president, Jane Palmer; and
secretary/treasurer, Lillian Curran.
A new slate of officers was elected in the GREATER WESTERN NEW YORK
CHAPTER as follows: president, Ruth G. Butler; vice president, Thelma Twiss; and sec-
retary/treasurer, Emma Campbell.
Officers elected for the 1990-91 year in the HOUSTON AREA CHAPTER consist of
president, Jane Parke; first vice president/program, Jill Bressler; second vice president/
membership/newsletter, Dorothy Lofton; secretary, Barbara Lewis, and treasurer, Winnie
The LOS ANGELES COUNTY AREA CHAPTER elected new officers: president,
Joyce Davison, vice president, Rose E. Johnson; and treasurer, Ellen Herring.
Leah Epstein, secretary of the MAUMEE VALLEY CHAPTER, Northwestern Ohio
area, reports a purposeful and interesting meeting was held Wednesday, May 2, 1990 at
Washington Congregational UCC Church in Toledo. Sara McIndoe, host librarian, de-
scribed plans underway for the renovation of the library room. The 16 members present
shared promotion ideas and book lists. Iona Baker of Zion Lutheran, Perrysburg, said
book baskets placed in classrooms brought attention to available reading. Sue Weible,
First Church of Christ, Defiance, distributed a bibliography on parenting and family
life which her committee prepared as a resource for persons enrolled in the minister's
course on parenting.
The MICHIGAN CAPITAL AREA CHAPTER reports the following new officers:
president, Helen Elliott; first vice president, Alaine Stauffer; second vice president, Julie
Thompson; secretary, Pearline Salisbury; treasurer, Bonita Cornelius; and member at
large, Elizabeth Dodge.
Mrs. Ella Loftfield, new president of the NEW MEXICO CHAPTER, states that the
offices of first and second vice presidents were not as yet filled, but should be at their
first executive committee meeting being held on August 11th. A report will be given of
these positions at a later date. Secretary is Lila Roger; and treasurer is Betty Innerst.
continued on page 20
W e bid a fond farewell to Ruth
Sawyer, who retired this past
month as instructor of the
University of Utah correspondence
course on "Church and Synagogue
Librarianship." Ruth, in the several years
she has taught this special course to con-
gregational librarians, has given the nec-
essary instruction and encouragement to
a goodly number of graduates. We wish
her good health and many happy days in
We warmly welcome Ruth S. Smith,
new instructor for the course as of July 1,
1990. Ruth's background includes an AB
degree in English from Wayne State
University, and an ABLS from the Uni-
versity of Michigan. She served as the
first president of the Church and Syna-
gogue Library Association in 1966, and is
the founder of the Church Library
Council in the Washington, D.C. area.
She has served in many professional
capacities as well as being the author of
several books, including CSLA Guides
#2 on promotion, #3 on workshop
planning, #5 on cataloging, and #12,
"Getting the books off the shelves." Ruth
already has her first two students for the
course. Welcome aboard, Ruth!
A tuition scholarship for the corre-
spondence course will again be offered
this year through CSLA. All CSLA
members are eligible for the award, and
may send for an application form and
course description at any time to CSLA,
P.O. Box 19357, Portland, OR 97219.
Deadline for applications to be returned
will be April 1, 1991, and recipients will
be publicly announced at the annual
conference next July in Indianapolis.
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